Squash plants: how the tendrils cling
fiercely to the nearest thing
yet with the merest touch.
Climbing up the chain link fence
their daintiness is all pretense
the weight they hold – it makes no sense!
They’re strong as Jean Valjean.
Melons, gourds, meaty orange Hubbards
will soon be resting in our cupboards
that is, if we can move those mothers:
those tenacious tendrils.
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